Enhance Milk Quality
This integrated Mueller cooling solution is a staple system on robotic dairies across the globe. At Paul Mueller Company, we perfected this system to enhance the quality of your milk, while ensuring longevity in all milk cooling and storage equipment.
Precool and Instant Cool Your Milk
For farms with fewer than 240 cows, a single milk cooler and buffer tank system is typically used. Cold milk is pumped into the non-cooled buffer tank during milk pickup and cleaning. Specialized controls coordinate the robots and the cooling system until the milk can be moved into the empty milk cooler.
During the milk pickup and bulk tank wash period, milk quality is maintained through precooling. Precooling is accomplished with a multi-duty Accu-Therm® plate cooler. It utilizes both well water and chilled glycol water to transfer heat from milk to cool water as it flows over a series of stainless steel plates. This technique is both fast and energy efficient.
Working in unison with a HiPerChill™ 5 package chiller, the Accu-Therm plate cooler instant cools milk in the transfer line as it exits the robotic milking stalls. This process improves your milk profile by keeping bacteria, fatty acids, and excessive milk cooler agitation at bay, and helps ensure the highest quality milk ships to the processor.
Making the Transfer
The milk cooler becomes available to receive milk when the wash is complete. Precooled raw milk then moves from the buffer tank to the milk cooler. The HiPerForm® plus control equipped with the robotic I/O expansion kit automates this process for consistency, while the milk cooler maintains optimal cool milk temperatures.
Built for Expansion
As dairy producers think long term, you will likely see more robotic dairies worldwide. Robotic dairies allow dairy producers more time for things they are passionate about: herd health, milk quality, and genetics to name a few. This way of life not only promotes flexibility in a dairy producer's daily operations, but it allows more quality time with family and friends. It's a simple but effective system that sets the standard for robotic milk cooling solutions and creates a strong foundation for future growth.
At Paul Mueller Company, we are here to support your efforts with the most efficient storage and cooling equipment solutions available. When designing a robotic dairy farm, consult the Mueller-Certified Dairy Farm dealer nearest you to craft the best robotic cooling and storage solution for your unique operation.